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Who’s tops in server reliability? Ask 750 enterprise users

Imagine what would happen if one of your critical, revenue-generating applications suddenly became unavailable. What if the systems running your core transaction processing services went down or suffered a security breach? Each hour of downtime typically costs between $150,000 and $400,000, and each “average breach” lasting from one to 60 minutes could cost upwards of […]

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Build your foundation for advanced data analytics

Massive amounts of data and multiple data sources provide today’s businesses with the opportunity to glean new insights, leading to creative business decisions and the potential for competitive advantage. Moreover, innovative organizations are using machine learning, cognitive applications, artificial intelligence (AI) and other advanced technologies to quickly extract that insight and react with agility to […]

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Intelligent security

Flash storage adoption rates are skyrocketing these days. IT industry analyst firm IDC predicts that 74.5 percent of worldwide business revenue will be flash-based by 2020. The question is – Why are enterprises of all types and sizes so enthusiastically deploying flash storage solutions? There’s only one legitimate answer – because flash really does provide […]

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Fast-growing Lab Services tool saves IBM Power clients time

It will come as no surprise to anyone who’s worked with me: I’m an evangelist for the IBM Power Systems Live Partition Mobility (LPM) and Simplified Remote Restart (SRR) automation tool. I’ve even called it the best-kept secret of the latest IBM Power Systems servers. LPM is a feature of Power Systems servers that enables […]

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Spend less on IT operations and achieve more with IBM POWER8

Big data, machine learning, social media, disruptive start-ups, mobile commerce and the Internet of Things. Amid all the rapid technology-driven change of recent years, one thing has stayed the same: the intense cost pressure on the IT function. Even in enterprises that recognize the full strategic value of IT, the budget is usually a key […]

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Inside the Client Centers pt. 2: The personal touch

In part 1 of our “Inside the Client Centers” series, we explored the expertise available inside IBM Client Centers across the world, and introduced you to our engineers, architects and inventors busy introducing the latest products and offerings to clients. As a program manager at the Client Center in Poughkeepsie, I see many clients from […]

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IBM POWER8 and OSU advance genomics research through porting

IBM POWER8 is serving a major role in an immensely significant field of science, genomics. Genomics is the study of the genome, the complete DNA within a single cell of an organism. Advances in genomics research have triggered a revolution in understanding the most complex biological systems. Researchers can use DNA sequencing to search for […]

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Expanding choices for PowerAI developers with TensorFlow

Watson, Siri, the Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa have inspired worldwide interest in deep learning and the promise it holds for artificial intelligence (AI) development. But today, deploying this technology can be costly and time-consuming, often requiring an in-house deep learning development group stuffed with PhDs. That’s why IBM created PowerAI, the world’s leading enterprise […]

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Reinventing IT infrastructure in the cognitive and cloud era

IBM invests heavily in innovation for IT infrastructure as part of its overall innovation agenda. Why? Because we know that traditional IT infrastructure and systems won’t be enough to drive businesses forward — our business or yours. As I discussed in a previous In the Making blog post, the role of IT leaders is changing. Roles […]

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